Yosemite free climbers complete their gripping feat

Two climbers successfully scaled the near-vertical slab of El Capitan's Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park, using their fingers and feet without additional aids. After 19 days, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are the first to free climb the entire granite face. Gwen Ifill talks to Chris Weidner of the Boulder Daily Camera about their pinnacle achievement.

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+14 1. littlenicky commented 6 years ago

How did they climb with all the weight of enormous testicles?? Awesome, just awesome!
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-11 2. 1010010010101 commented 6 years ago

I'd be more impressed if they hadn't done it attached to girly safety ropes.
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+2 3. Austin commented 6 years ago

#1010010010101 What a weak trolling effort. I’d say stop embarrassing yourself but you seem to relish this role. You need a new hobby.
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-6 4. 1010010010101 commented 6 years ago

#3. Don't worry Austin. I'm not embarrassed at all. I'm just giving my opinion of the video. Unlike you who seems compelled to voice your opinion of me. :|
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+1 5. martynbiker commented 6 years ago

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-5 6. 1010010010101 commented 6 years ago

#5. Thank you so much 01000100 01101001 01100011 01101011 01101000 01100101 01100001 01100100 00101110 :)
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+2 7. nomaddaf commented 6 years ago

Let me start by saying this is a very impressive climb. However the guy being interviewed is unbearable. I have never heard anyone try so hard to not say what he is saying in order sound deep and intelligent.It appears as if he is struggling to dumb it down so we laypeople can grasp his mind numbing brilliance. The living embodiment of pedantic.
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0 8. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

#3 & #5 You guys better be careful.....she said she kicked a boxer one time so no telling what she might do to you !
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+3 10. Noobeater commented 6 years ago

There was no pussy to be found down on the ground eh?
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-2 11. fixento2 commented 6 years ago

They are not free climbers, they used safety ropes. They did make the climb without mechanical help.
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+1 12. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

#11 From Wiki:

"Free climbing is a specific rock climbing term that was created in contrast with aid climbing. It refers to climbs in which climbing protection such as ropes, tri-cams, nuts, and other aid-climbing equipment may be used to protect against injury during falls, but cannot be used in ascending the climb. The term free climbing originally meant "free from aid". Free climbing includes solo climbing, traditional climbing, sport climbing and bouldering. In contrast, in aid climbing, climbing equipment is used to assist the climber in ascending the climb and can include a means for pulling the climber upward or providing points where the climber can stand on equipment to assist in the climb."